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2nd Jul, 2022

Business as usual for exams as The De Montfort School fights back following 'malicious' cyber attack

Rob George 25th May, 2022

‘MALICIOUS’ hackers have unleashed a cyber-attack on an Evesham school as GCSE and A-Level exams get into full swing.

The De Montfort School has revealed it has been the victim of a ransomware attack, which has affected all of the school’s IT systems including the website as well as phone and e-mail lines.

Staff have worked throughout the evening to restore the vital office@tdms.worcs.sch.uk e-mail link and some of the school’s online infrastructure is back up and running.

And headteacher Ruth Allen has confirmed all GCSE and A-Level examinations will go ahead as scheduled despite the attack.

In an earlier message to parents, she wrote: “To our current knowledge, no data, personal or otherwise has been lost or shared.”

In an update to parents, the headteacher said: “Our IT team have been working throughout the evening to restore our systems.

“We have made some progress, but we still have a way to go before all systems are fully restored.

“The school is open to all students. Please be aware that staff are still unable to access their emails and have been unable to access them since Monday evening. We are working on restoring this ASAP.”

Additionally, anyone needing to contact the school can call 01386 442060.

The school’s website remains down this evening (Wednesday)

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